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If We Could Have Written the Energy Bill... ENN's Readers Weigh In
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Yesterday we asked you, ENN's loyal readers, to email us your response to the following question: If you could have written the energy bill, what would you have included? You offered up some interesting and creative ideas, including those that we've published here. Please keep them coming! Your ideas will be sent to key members of Congress.

Smithfield Agrees To Stop Routine Feeding of Antibiotics to Healthy Hogs
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Edwards, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Smithfield Foods Inc. will stop feeding antibiotics routinely to healthy hogs used for meat products sold to Compass Group North America Inc., a large food service company.

Landfill Expert Always Let His Entrepreneurial Talent Go To 'Waste'
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jonathan Rivoli, The Buffalo News

The advanced secure residue facility is an odd-looking contraption, a bathtub-shaped, clay-layered lining for landfills that made Lou Wagner's career.

Enviro.BLR.com Survey Finds Most Environmental Pros Feel Unprepared for Disasters
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

In the midst of an active hurricane season and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, a majority of EHS professionals feel that their facilities' emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster, according to an online poll conducted by Enviro.BLR.com.

New California Farm Trail: Sierra Oro Farm Trail Promises a Culinary Glimpse of Specialty Farms in Northern California
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Food lovers who have fallen in love with the romance of life on a family farm will be inspired to venture a little bit further north to explore California's newest farm trail, the Sierra Oro Farm Trail.

Supreme Court Nominee's Vote in Toad Case Is Dissected for Legal Views
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Gina Holland, Associated Press

A toad may offer insight into John Roberts' legal philosophy. The Supreme Court nominee voted against the amphibian in a 2003 case testing the powers of the federal government, a decision that suggests he may be inclined to support state or local interests on issues from civil rights to pollution control if confirmed to the high court.

Rare Beetle Found in Massachusetts Forest
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press

A species of beetle never before seen in North America has been discovered in a Massachusetts forest, but the Asian insect does not appear to pose an ecological threat, experts said Monday.

California Air Regulators Announce New Emission Factor for Dairies
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press

Dairies are the No. 1 source of smog-producing pollution in the San Joaquin Valley, producing more than even cars and light trucks, according to a report released by air regulators on Monday.

Federal Agency Proposes Pulling Pygmy Owl from Endangered List
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Davenport, Associated Press

A federal agency announced that it will propose the removal of the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl in Arizona from the list of threatened and endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's action on Monday follows years of legal battles, including an appellate court decision which the agency cited as the basis for its new proposal.

Researcher Finds Bird Emits Mosquito Repellent
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A bird species found in some parts of Western Alaska is believed to emit a natural mosquito repellent with properties similar to DEET, the key ingredient in many commercial repellents.

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